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“As part of our goal to help people feel a sense of belonging in their communities, TD is proud to support Arts and Culture events, initiatives and organizations across North America that amplify diverse voices. In that spirit, we are proud to support the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Emerging...
From Saturday May 28 to Sunday May 29 at OAG’s Give to Get Art Market, Birch Bark Coffee Company will be taking over OAG’s Jackson café so that everyone can enjoy their organic, Fare Trade coffee that is SPP (The acronym of the Spanish name, Simbolo de Pequeños Productores) certified and...
On April 28th, 2018 we celebrated the opening of the OAG Expansion! The promise made on that joyful day to be your free, accessible, and responsive home for the arts in Ottawa continues to be realized everyday. Despite the sobering fact that we have been longer in COVID than out,...
Press Release For immediate release The season features many firsts: OAG’s first solo exhibition by an Anishinābe (Algonquin) artist; the first installation partnership between  OAG and the National Gallery of Canada; the first major solo installation by graphic novelist Stanley Wany; and Robert Kautuk’s first exhibition in Canada. OTTAWA ON,...
Why does one create art? The answer to this very broad question will vary from person to person and from artist to artist, but what most artists will tell you is that the reasons they create – comes from a deeply personal place. This is no different for artist and...
Three prizes, totalling $40,000, will be awarded in recognition of the art and artist’s role in healing and wellness, featuring the Art and Science Residency, the Indigenous and Inuit Healing art awardand the Art as Healing award. OTTAWA ON, Mars 24, 2022 – The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and The...
Working closely over the last two year to help lead the charge through an extraordinary journey of ups, downs, changes, and more changes for our notable visual arts institutions in Ottawa, Alexandra Badzak, Director and CEO of the Ottawa Art Gallery, takes a moment to reflect and look forward with...
Dear OAG Members, Friends and Supporters, As we re-opened OAG’s doors last summer, I watched as the words ‘YOUR ART IS HERE. VOTRE ART, ICI.’ were carefully revealed on the white bulkhead at our entrance at 2 Daly Avenue. A giant statement in bold, black vinyl, set to remind us...
Putting Ottawa on the Festival Map After a cancelled inaugural festival in 2020 and an online edition in 2021, International Film Festival of Ottawa (IFFO) is back in-person at the OAG with live-audience cinema screenings and talks. Rooted in the downtown core, OAG is honoured and excited to be one...
OAG is thrilled to launch the Connect: Artist Mentorship Program, supported by the RBC Foundation. This program pairs exhibition artists with mentors for the purpose of support, exhibition opportunities, networking and professional skill building for artists in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Connect brings new dimensions to OAG’s history of mentorship, and...